Photos by Amanda Hall
It was a golden night of basketball for the Lavaca Golden Arrows last night against the Dover Pirates. Both Junior High teams and both High School teams did battle in the Wendell Hardgrave – Davis Floyd Gymnasium. The Pirates did get in the first blow as their Jr Girls defeated the Jr Lady Arrows. But the Arrows dominated the rest of the evening.
The Lavaca Junior High Arrows put up 28 points int the first quarter against the pirates in a game that featured every member of the team seeing play time. The first team played the first quarter, second team played the second quarter and so on. When the final buzzer sounded the Arrows had defeated the pirates 51-17. These kids played their heart out.
Next up, the Senior High Lady Arrows. This game was a battle for sure and showed a lot of determination by the Lady Arrows. Dover won the first half 21-20 but the second half was a different story. The Lady Arrows came out of the break and turned up the heat. BethAnn May, Skylar Hyatt, and Julianne O’Dell wore out the Lady Pirates in the paint, and Hope Headley, Avery Green, and Sierra Lamb dominated the perimeter. When the smoke had settled in this game the Lady Arrows claimed victory 51-40.
The LHS Golden Arrow team closed the night in a very physical game. The arrows held court 56-32. Defense was stellar and is quickly becoming a trademark for this team. Jordan Fenner, Tyler Armistead, Mark Miller, Cayden Hearn were huge down low and Matt Melton, Andrew Wright, and Jayger Wagner ran the floor very well.
Next up for the High School will be County Line. The Arrows will hit the road tonight to take on the Indians. Both Coach Reed and Coach Wyles expect it to be battle. Coach Wyles said, “County Line has several athletic girls and they get very aggressive with their zone. We’ll have to be able to handle their pressure and hit shots like we finally started doing tonight.” While Coach Reeds assessment was similar, he said County Line will be tough especially at County Line. We have to protect the ball and get quality possessions. They do not make mistakes.” One thing for sure you will not want to miss it.
Photos by Amanda Hall